Elena, 2020. My suite of tapestries Elena is woven from Argentina’s last remaining rolls of the material formio. Its motifs - cigarettes and plastic straws – is a flirtation with the 90’s, when the last of the formio factories were closed due to Argentina’s fast emerging plastic industry. The 90’s, with all its “plastic fantastics” – and sometimes toxic – attributes, was, however, also the time when I became a teenager. The weaving of these motifs in the material that plastic once replaced, is my humble approach to dealing with past dumb choices by giving them a space to be remembered with dignity and not only with contempt.
Measurement:180 x 140 cm.
Photographer: Jonas Svensson